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County Courthouse

Santa Clara County Courthouse
70 W Hedding St 1st Floor
San Jose, CA 95110-1768
Phone: 408.299.2481 

County Recorder has birth and death records from 1873 
Recorder has birth and death records from 1873,
marriage records from 1850, land records from 1846
and military records from1920  County Clerk has divorce,
probate and naturalization records[1]


Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Santa Clara County, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: Santa Clara County was created as an original county. County seat: San Jose [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

May 18, 1931: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

San Jose

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Invididual Cemeteries:

BillionGraves:


Please refer to populated places for individual cemetery information.

Census

For tips on accessing Santa Clara County, California census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Gilroy, Los Gatos, Naglee (San Jose), Palo Alto, San Jose and Willow Glen (San Jose).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request birth records. They have births after 1873.

Marriage

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request marriage records. They have marriages after 1851.

A considerable number of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

The website for the Office of the Clerk-Recorder for Santa Clara County has information about how to request death records. They have deaths after 1873.

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Clara County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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